Does Ryan Phillippe Want His Kids To Follow In His Footsteps?

At the Maui Film Festival to promote his new documentary "Isolation", Ryan Phillippe shared that we won't find him pushing his kids, Ava and Deacon, to pursue careers in show business.

The dad of three tells E!, "I think there's good and bad people in each and every occupation. If they're tough enough to handle all that would go along with it, then you know.  And I've often said and I don't mean to dismiss or demean our industry but I'd like to see them do something a little more meaningful or important. If I had the education and what they have offered to them as kids, I may have gone a different way."

Ryan also shared that he and Reese Witherspoon work to keep their kids aware of atrocities in the world (as highlighted in his documentary).  "Neither of us grew up particularly privileged. Our kids are now, so it's important to keep them mindful and I've got to say we've done that job."


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